Whale-Watching in the Southwest

Book the best Whale-Watching Tours in the beautiful Southwest ONLINE or at the Dolphin Discovery Centre Bunbury in person / over the phone (+61) 08 9791 3088. We partnered with the most experienced Tour Operators All Sea ChartersNaturaliste Charters, providing you with the best possible experience – Whales Guaranteed (*or your go again for free). Also available as Gift Voucher!

This is your Guide to Whale-Watching in the Southwest Region of Western Australia, which holds some of the best whale watching worldwide. The variety of whales migrating, the number of whales and the length of the migration period is unique.

May – August is the Northward Migration with our Tour Operators leaving from the beautiful port town of Augusta (approx. 3.5hrs south of Perth). During this time you can mainly see Humpback Whales. Book here for: All Sea Charters or Naturaliste Charters.

From end of August – November runs the Southward Migration which is the biggest season. Female Humpback Whales have their new-born calves with them and stop more frequently to rest. Over 50,000 whales are migrating along the West Coast. Joining them are the rare and endangered Pygmy Blue Whales as well as Southern Right Whales. Whale-Watching Tours are leaving from either Busselton (All Sea Charters) or Dunsborough (Naturaliste Charters & All Sea Charters) (approx. 2.5hrs south of Perth)

Orca’s (Killer Whales) Season is from December – April and the Full Day Expeditions with our Partner Naturaliste Charters are leaving from Bremer Bay (between Albany and Esperance). An unforgettable Experience! Please see below for more details.

The Whale Seasons are a spectacular time of the year for all of us – make sure you join us soon on one of the many Tour Options!

Humpback Whales are travelling between their feeding grounds of Antarctica and their nursing grounds in Australia’s Northwestern Region. They are the most artistic and photogenic whales, on top of that they are also renowned for their singing. Breaches, spy-hopping, and socialising are more common sights than with any other species of whales. On our Tours you will not miss out.

The mighty Pygmy Blue Whales however appear more like gigantic submarines growing up to 24m long and weighing up to 90 tonnes. Having been almost eradicated by whalers, today we see hundreds of them migrating through Geographe Bay from September – November with Tours leaving from Busselton & Dunsborough. The presence of them will take your breath away with a water spout of up to 10m high.

Nothing can beat the gentle giants of our seas, the Southern-Right-Whales. Their majestic slow moves and distinct pectoral fins as well as the callosities on their heads makes them easily recognisable so far that local researchers are able to identify them individually. Many of them resting with their calf inside our Bay. Most often we seem the during the Southwards Migration from August – November. Tours leave from Busselton & Dunsborough

Killer Whale (Orca) Bremer Bay Expeditions – your #1 Bucket List Experience! Runs from December to April from Bremer Bay.

Naturaliste Charters brings you the world-renowned, full-day Killer Whale Expeditions departing from Bremer Bay, Western Australia (between Albany and Esperance 5.5hrs southeast of Perth). Witness the Ocean’s Apex Predators in comfort when you board our new state of the art 23 metre long vessel, the Alison Maree. We are located just a 2-hour drive from Albany and a 5-hour drive from Perth, with our thrilling tours running daily from December to April, as these are the best months to see Orcas in Bremer Bay from up close!

Experience the Ultimate Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Orca Expedition with an Extra Hour of Adventure! Our tour goes above and beyond, offering you 60 additional minutes of awe-inspiring whale watching that sets us apart from the competition. Discover more, the extra hour could be the difference of a great experience or a phenomenal one. Make every moment count – choose the tour that gives you more time with the incredible Orcas!

Departure Dates: Daily departure from December – April.
*Dependent on weather conditions and minimum numbers.

Duration: Approximately 8 hours.
*There is sometimes a slight variation due to wildlife activity and interactions or weather conditions.

Departure Time: Arrival 7.45am ready for vessel departure by 8.30am

Expedition Vessel: Bremer Bay’s newest, safest, and most comfortable vessel “Alison Maree”, designed for the Southern Ocean with stability in mind —your ultimate pick for Whale Watching. Experience swift manoeuvrability to keep pace with Killer Whales and multiple deck areas ensuring exceptional views all day long.

Your Bremer Bay Killer Whale Expedition Inclusions:

  • Our own Qualified Marine Biologist on board every expedition delivering you expert commentary throughout the day!
  • Be a Citizen Scientist for the day, discovering firsthand how you can contribute to important research and scientific endeavours.
  • Our Professional Photographer captures the day’s highlights, which is complemented with a daily blog written by our marine biologist, conveniently delivered to your inbox the following day.
  • Indulge in a premium catering experience during your expedition, where an assortment of fresh food is seamlessly served to you throughout the day.
  • Enjoy a variety of refreshments including Cool drinks & fresh chilled filtered Water or take a break and enjoy a selection of Teas, Coffee, Milo and Biscuits.
  • Spend an extra hour with the Orca, we stay out longer than any other company, elevating your experience to the extraordinary, giving you the best experience possible.
  • Our Killer Whale Sightings Guarantee – See Killer Whales or join us again for FREE! T&Cs apply